My full Russian name is Dina Alexandrovna Perejogina. I was born in St Petersburg (Leningrad as it was known then), Russia during April 1976. My mother and father are both artists. I grew up with my mother and my brother in St Petersburg when my parents separated. My mother is a talented artist still living in St Petersburg. My father moved to Moscow and is now responsible for restoring Russian Icon art along with other important state artefacts.
My love of wildlife and fine art has led me to develop a very detailed style of work. I have my father to thank for this gift! I will usually spend several weeks on a painting to ensure I capture the intricacy and essence of my subject. I always try and create emotion in my paintings, in the hope that the owners of my work will be moved to smile whenever they catch sight of it.